Landsec and Laing O’Rourke have today signed a pre-construction services agreement for the final design and planning of the main construction of £195 million Timber Square development on Southwark’s Bankside area.
The development, which will be in line with the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, comprises 350,000 square feet of grade A offices – it will utilise around 90% of the existing building and will feature a hybrid steel frame and timber structure.
Low carbon and recycled materials will also be used across the development, which aims to reduce embodied carbon, demolition waste and local air pollution.
Landsec’s Head of Development, David Heaford, said: “We are delighted to be working with a globally-recognised contractor to deliver this exciting, sustainable development which focuses on connecting communities within a net zero carbon scheme.”
Ceire O’Rourke, Director of UK Clients and Markets at Laing O’Rourke, said: “We are excited at being appointed preferred bidder to deliver Timber Square, which is a bold and pioneering project with sustainability at its core.”